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2023 Best Black Friday Deals for Filmmakers

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Black Friday 2023 officially starts on Thursday, November 23rd, at midnight, but many companies are running deals even earlier than that. We’ve populated the list with many of the companies that ran deals last year, and we’re updating the details as more information becomes available.

We also have other special curated black Friday lists that you won’t want to miss:

Without any further ado, here is the best Black Friday for filmmakers deals. We’ve broken it down by category to make it easier to browse and so that you can find the best black Friday sale for you.

Assets / Stock Footage

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FX Elements is a provider of high-quality VFX stock footage suitable for everything from feature films to social media posts.


Deal: up to 70% off on individual clips (footage) and 40% off subscriptions. Subscription price is locked in forever (until canceled)

Coupon Code: none required

Dates: Nov. 21st – 30th

boom logo

Boom Library provides high-end, ultimate sound effects for all media and audio professionals.


Deal: If you add 3 libraries to your shopping cart, you will get the 1 with the lowest price for free.

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: Nov 30th 2023

a sound effect logo

A Sound Effect provides a wide variety of sound effects and music libraries.


Deal: A Sound Effect have started with their “Early Black Friday” sales of up to 82% off on selected items.

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

sideshowfx logo

SideshowFX creates customized software profiles and icon packs for devices like Stream Desk and Loupedeck.


Deal: Save 30% on all icon packs

Coupon Code: BF2023

Dates: Nov 24th – ?

Amazon has tons of Black Friday deals for filmmakers. Here are some of the best:

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The Panasonic LUMIX S5 is a powerful Full Frame Mirrorless Camera capable of 4K 60P Video Recording.


Deal: Save 45% on the Panasonic Lumix S5

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

Sony Alpha 7R IV

Sony’s range of mirrorless cameras are a great tool for filmmakers of all kinds.


Deal: Save up to 29% on various Sony mirrorless cameras

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

sony e mount lens

A range of lenses are available for cameras with the Sony E mount system.


Deal: Save up to 22% on a selection of lenses for the Sony E mount system.

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

Canon R8 camera

Canon’s range of mirrorless cameras are great for all kinds of filmmakers.


Deal: Save up to 25% on a selection of Canon mirrorless cameras.

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2

Zeiss is one of the oldest and most famous lens manufacturers. Their lenses are synonymous with quality and craftsmanship.


Deal: Save up to 26% on a wide variety of Zeiss camera lenses.

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

GoPro Hero 12 Black

GoPro’s line of action cameras are famous for their ease of use, versatility, and image quality.


Deal: Save up to 30% on a selection of GoPro action cameras.

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

Elgato USB-C Stream Deck +

The Elgato Stream Deck + is an extremely versatile and customizable production console.


Deal: Available for $169 for a savings of 15%

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

WD 18TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive

A perfect way to back up all of your projects.


Deal: Available for $229 for a savings of 57%

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: ?

Software & Plugins

Topaz Labs logo

Topaz Labs is the creator of an incredible range of AI-assisted video and photo enhancement tools.


Deal: Get the Ultimate Bundle with all Topaz Labs products for only $299, a savings of 60%. Other product combinations and options are available as well.

Coupon Code: none

Dates: Nov 16th – 27th

Write Brothers logo

Screenplay.com offers a number of screenwriting and story-based software solutions.


Deal: Get Movie Magic Screenwriter via download for $169, a 35% savings.

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: not stated

toolfarm logo

Toolfarm is a leading reseller of software and plugins for VFX, editing various other aspects of filmmaking.


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hedge logo

Hedge is the creator of a range of tools for filmmakers.


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final draft logo

Final Draft is one of the oldest and most trusted names in screenwriting software.


Deal: Save up to 35%. The full version is available for $159.99 or upgrades for $64.99

Coupon Code: n/a

Expiration: Nov 15th – 26th

FxFactory logo

FxFactory is a provider of plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, and more.


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aescripts logo

aescripts offers thousands of plugins and presets for After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other post-production software


Deal: Everything 25% off (except for a handful of exclusions)

Coupon Code: none

Dates: Nov 20th – Dec 1st

Avid logo

Avid is one of the oldest and most trusted names in post-production software. Media Composer is still the most popular editing software for Hollywood feature films and television.


Deal: 20% off annual subscriptions

Coupon Code: none

Dates: Nov 16th – 26th

Adobe Creative Cloud logo

It’s Adobe Creative Cloud. I don’t think an introduction is really necessary.


Deal: Save 25% on the first 6 months with this early Black Friday deal

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Expiration: Nov 17th

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BorisFX is the maker of a variety of powerful plugins for VFX and NLE software.


Deal: 25% off Everything

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Dates: Nov 20th – 26th

Film Convert logo

FilmConvert is one of the best film emulation software available anywhere. Available as a plugin for your favorite NLE and VFX software.


Deal: Up to 40% off

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: not stated

Motion VFX logo

MotionVFX is the creator of numerous plugins for FCP, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, and After Effects.


Deal: 30% off any products, plus 4 plugins each week are available at 50%

Coupon Code: 30BLACK

Expiration: Nov 30th

Mister Horse logo

Mister Horse is the creator of animation tools and presets for After Effects and Premiere Pro.


Deal: Get 25% off your first annual subscription

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: Dec 1st

Hardware

SmallRig logo

SmallRig is a provider of affordable camera gear and accessories. They offer a number of camera cages, rigs, and various connectors to build out your camera package. Additionally, they now offer video lights and other filmmaking equipment.


Deal: 15% to 50% off

Coupon Code: none

Dates: 13 Nov – 27 Nov

RigWheels logo

RigWheels is a provider of small camera dollies / sliders and mounting systems.


Deal: Save 20% on orders over $500

Coupon Code: turkey20

Expiration: not stated

SmallRig logo

Kessler Crane offers innovative camera equipment for filmmakers such as camera sliders, dollies, jibs, and cranes for smooth camera motion with modular and customizable systems for versatile filming.


Deal: 20% off orders over $3000, 15% off orders up to $3000, 10% off orders up to $500

Coupon Code: none

Dates: Nov 13 – ?

Aputure logo

Aputure makes a wide variety of LED lights and lighting gear.


Deal: Save up to 30% off a range of products.

Coupon Code: none

Dates: Nov 20th – 30th

DJI logo

DJI is most famous for its line of drones and gimbals, but now they have entire camera systems.


Deal: Up to 30% off selected items

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: Nov 30th

bright tangerine logo

Bright Tangerine are the makers or various camera gear such as matte boxes, cages and more.


Deal: 20% off most items

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: not stated

WASD logo

WASD Keyboards makes some of the best mechanical keyboards on earth. They are completely customizable in virtually every way.


Deal: 30% off your order

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: Not listed

Loupedeck logo

Loupedeck is the creator of Loupedeck+ and other custom creative consoles.


Deal: Up to $75 off Loupedeck consoles

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Expiration: Nov 21st – 27th

Editors Keys logo

EditorsKeys is a provider of high-quality keyboards and keyboard covers for a variety of software such as Avid, FCP and Premiere Pro.


Deal: Up to 50% off select items

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: not listed

Tutorials / Training

Shooting People Logo

Shooting People is a UK independent filmmakers network. By joining their community, filmmakers can access their jobs board packed with roles on genuinely indie shoots, their film funding database, competitions, Ask & Discuss forum, and more. 


Deal: a 50% discount on their annual plan this Black Friday, reducing the membership fee to just £19.95.

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: 24th November – 29th November

masterclass logo

MasterClass is one the most popular online learning platforms on the internet. For filmmakers, there are a number of courses taught by directors such as Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Ron Howard, and many others.


Deal: 2 memberships for the price of 1

Coupon Code: none

Dates: Nov 13th – 24th

fxphd logo

fxphd is one of the absolute best online training sites for VFX artists of all kinds. They offer courses on a wide variety of topics and software.


Deal: Save 30% on memberships and individual courses

Coupon Code: none

Expiration: Nov 27th

filmmakers academy logo

Filmmakers Academy is the brainchild of Shane Hurlbut ASC. It is chalked full of great courses on a wide variety of subjects, especially in the realm of cinematography.


Deal: Save $200 off the annual membership

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY200

Expiration: Nov 27th

B&H has a wide variety of Black Friday for filmmakers deals that are currently active. There are far too many deals to list them all, but we’ve picked some of the best deals and put them below.


Wrapping up

So there you have it – the best Black Friday Filmmaker Deals for Black Friday 2023 thus far.

If we’ve missed anything or if you come across an amazing deal that we’ve neglected, please let us know via our socials (links at the bottom of the page) or via email at [email protected]!

Keep checking back, as we’ll be updating this list regularly leading up to Black Friday 2023 and beyond. And check here if you’re looking for a massive list of all the best Black Friday lists. We hope you find the best deals for your filmmaking needs! Happy shopping!

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